How to Use CoinMarketCap Watchlists

How to Use CoinMarketCap Watchlists

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With CoinMarketCap's new crypto watchlist features, you can have more than one watchlist, as well as follow your friends (and they can follow right back)!

How to Use CoinMarketCap Watchlists

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CoinMarketCap's watchlist feature is a great way to keep track of all of your favorite coins and tokens. Instead of having to toggle through multiple tabs and manually check out prices, you can add coins you are interested in to a customized watchlist and check on the market in one place!

Your watchlist will sync between your mobile app and your laptop, making sure that you always know how your coins are doing.

Before using the CoinMarketCap watchlist, you’ll need to create an account or log in to your existing account.

How to Make the Best Use of CoinMarketCap’s Watchlist

Now, it’s time to start using the new watchlist! Here is a step-by-step guide to using the CoinMarketCap watchlist.

Step 1: Create Your Own Watchlist

You can build your own watchlist from these following spots:

From the watchlist page: When you go to the main page of watchlist, you can add coins from an empty page:

Or from the “+Add Coins” button on the upper right corner:

Once you click on the add coin buttons, you can search your favorite coins from the pop-up:‍

- You can also add coins from the coin listings page from the ⭐️ in the front of a coin when you browse

- ⭐️s also appear on coin detail pages — when you check out the details of a coin and find it interesting, you can also add that coin directly to your watchlist.

Please note if you add coins from the coin listings pages, coins will only be added to the “Main” watchlist (this will be explained below)!

Step 2: Customize Your Watchlist

You can also customize how you want to view your watchlist with our new beta customization options. Pick the top 12 most important metrics and see how your watchlist changes!

Step 3: Share Your Watchlist and Follow Other Watchlists

On CMC, you can make your watchlist public or private!

If you make a private watchlist, that's just for you to look at your favorite coins' price from the comfort of your own home.

If you decide to go public, you can attract followers who are interested to see what you are watching.

Give your public watchlist a catchy name and description if you want to bring on more followers. You can share your watchlist with the public right on the page, by pressing the "Share" button.

No matter if your watchlists are private or public, you can easily follow as many public watchlists as you can find!

You can find new watchlists (and see which watchlists you are already following) by looking at the Following or Popular tabs.

Other CoinMarketCap Watchlist Features

Our CMC watchlist feature provides other features that make watching top coins very easy.

Multiple watchlists: you can now create more than one watchlist! You can use watchlists for different purposes, like one for DeFi, one for storage and more! Remember that you can give each watchlist a unique name and description so you know what they are about! You can edit the name and description from “... More” button:
You can also create new watchlists, or switch to other watchlists from the dropdown next to the watchlist name:
Note that there will always need to be one “Main” watchlist amongst your watchlists.
This main watchlist will be your default watchlist — when you add coins from ⭐️s mentioned above, it will only be added to the main watchlist. When you go to the watchlist page, this will be the first watchlist shown to you. By default, the main watchlist is set to be the first watchlist you created; however you can swap it anytime in the “... More” list:

From here, you can also duplicate/copy a watchlist, or remove/delete a watchlist.

If you have an older watchlist...

If you have been using our watchlist feature before our latest upgrade, there are two ways of storing your watchlist — either on your local machine (laptop, desktop) or stored with your account.

If we detect that you have local stored watchlist data existing, we’ll require you to make a decision of how we should deal with the old data when you first arrive on the new watchlist.

There will be three options for you:

  1. Merge watchlists: if this option is selected, we will take your local watchlist + account-stored watchlist and make it one watchlist for your future use.
  2. Keep local watchlist: if this option is selected, we will then discard your account watchlist and only keep your local watchlist for your future use.
  3. Keep account watchlist: if this option is selected, same idea as the previous option that only your account watchlist will be kept.

Please note once the decision is made, the data cannot be restored — so make your choice carefully!

Reminder: the difference between your “local” watchlist and your “account” watchlist is that one was stored just on your laptop, while the other was associated with your account — under the new watchlist, you’ll have just one watchlist across all devices!

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